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Groundhog forecasts early spring

DIXON — According to the National Groundhog, spring is on its way. There are some signs around, as I spotted a robin drinking from a birdbath and there are tiny pussy willows just peeping out. I also found three tiny pink primroses popping up from a very protected spot in a flowerbed. Thanks go to six little members of the Dixon Preschool and their teacher. They visited during our lunch, sang “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” (red for Valentine’s Day) and left some decorated homemade hearts for our table decor. There’s still time to make reservations for the Dixon School Ski Club Valentine’s Day dinner this Thursday. Call the school at (406) 24...

St. Ignatius center lists activities

  ST. IGNATIUS — The following are the activities at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center for February: Ayleen’s Quilters quilt in the center most Thursdays. • Thursday,  Feb. 14: quilters • Friday, Feb . 15: stuffed chicken breast lunch • Tuesday, Feb. ...

Cribbage players sought

POLSON — I have had several people inquire if we had some cribbage players here at the center and I couldn’t answer that question. So, I’m asking anyone who plays cribbage and would like to get together for a friendly game or two, once a week or so, to give me a call here at the center. Who...

Volunteer drivers always needed

RONAN — Do you have some extra time, and need something to do? The Council on Aging is always in need of volunteer drivers to take seniors to medical appointments. If this is something you are interested in, give them a call at (406) 676-2368 and they will get you signed up. They have the cars and the ...

New year begins with busy schedule

POLSON — Hello everybody; It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I hope your holidays were wonderful and you were well and able to enjoy your families and friends. The veterans’ aide will be here on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m.  This is the latest from Missoula and I hope the ap...

Montana weather preferred

RONAN — Well here we are, halfway through January and it’s snowing, the wind is blowing and the temperature has dropped. All of that sure beats floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. So, I guess we still live in a great place. We had 49 people brave the weather last Thursday to attend our evening m...

Summer warmth seems far away

RONAN  — Brrr- It’s cold out there. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some of last summer’s heat? Now that the holidays are over, we can all get back to our regular schedules. Our yearly dues are now due and they are $10 per person. Don’t forget our chicken dinner will be t...

Mild wintry weather deceptive

DIXON — With this unexpected mild winter weather (the roads are clear, just a skiff of snow and some piles around), it almost seems like spring is approaching. I know better, though. The multitudes of birds are at my feeder as though this is their only hope for survival. I love seeing bunnies hopping a...

Arlee seniors plan annual meeting

ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Citizens, Inc., located at 34532 Weissinger in Arlee, will be having their annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 12, following their Saturday supper. Members will review the annual treasurer’s report, the list of 2012 events, thank-you’s to members, and have an election ...

Mission center plans annual meeting

ST. IGNATIUS —The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Jan. 11. The meeting, which will include reports and elections, will begin at noon with a luncheon. Activities in January: • Tuesday, Jan. 1: center closed • Wednesday, Jan. 2: roast beef dinne...

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